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Barker Commission: A threat to social care?

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Yesterday the Barker Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care was launched at the King’s Fund.  I can only commend the commissioners’ willingness to tackle some really tough issues. We know that care is in a perilous state. …

Can you top Maputo? #townhalliday competition extension

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Yes, today was  the deadline for our #townhalliday snaps, but we have decided to extend the deadline given the surge of late interest.  You now have until close of day 19 September to send in your town hall  holiday photo …

Devo-max for England?

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The Scottish independence referendum has created a debate around a more devolved UK regardless of the result

LGiU at Party Conference

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Find out about LGiU’s programme of flagship fringes and local government dinners at each of the party conferences.

Lifting the lives of care workers

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We’re looking at new ways to design care services. Innovation could be the key to the looming care crisis.

Sport, community and councils

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We believe that community sport offers an excellent vehicle for councils to achieve key aims, like improved public health but also as a way to build better networks, achieve stronger more resilient communities and develop an array of opportunities that …

New film: Community pubs report launch with CAMRA

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The LGiU was pleased to launch our new report, ‘Public houses: how councils and communities can save pubs‘, in partnership with CAMRA at the LGA Conference. Watch the film below to find out more. Read the full report here. Film …

Competition time: Town Hall-iday Snaps

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Fellow local govvies if you’re anything like us, no holiday is complete without the obligatory visit to some local government offices or a splendid town hall. Maybe like us, too you get a bit of derision from your family and …

A skilled workforce for an ageing society

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We’ve said it for so long, it’s beginning to get tiresome. We’re facing a crisis in care of monumental proportions. The system is creaking. We need more people to take on caring roles to meet the needs of an ageing …

Photos from the APPG for Local Gov Summer Reception

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On Monday 14th July 2014, LGiU held its annual All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group Summer Reception on the Terrace at the House of Commons. LGiU and Hewlett-Packard picked the event to launch a new report, entitled ‘Technology and transformation …

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